By M. K. Gandhi; Mahadev Desai
In this autobiography, additionally titled The tale of My Experiments with Truth, Mohandas okay. Gandhi recounts his existence from early life up until eventually 1921, noting that "my lifestyles from this element onward has been so public that there's hardly ever something approximately it that folks don't know." HarperCollins selected this paintings as one of many "100 most vital non secular Books of the twentieth Century." The pursuit of fact was once a guideline for Gandhi. He states that it "is now not my goal to try a true autobiography. I easily are looking to inform the tale of my quite a few experiments with fact, and as my existence includes not anything yet these experiments, it really is precise that the tale will take the form of an autobiography." He additionally notes that this "will after all comprise experiments with non-violence, celibacy and different rules of behavior believed to be special from truth."
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Navajivan and Young India XXXV. In the Punjab XXXVI. The Khilafat Against Cow Protection? XXXVII. The Amritsar Congress XXXVIII. Congress Initiation XXXIX. The Birth of Khadi XL. Found at Last! XLI. An Instructive Dialogue XLII. Its Rising Tide XLIII. At Nagpur XLIV. Farewell Endnotes Translator's Preface * The first edition of Gandhiji's Autobiography was published in two volumes, Vol. I in 1927 and Vol. II in 1929. The original in Gujarati which was priced at Re. 1/- has run through five editions, nearly 50,000 copies having been sold.
Religious Ferment XVI. Man Proposes, God Disposes XVII. Settled in Natal XVIII. Colour Bar XIX. Natal Indian Congress XX. Balasundaram XXI. The £3 Tax XXII. Comparative Study of Religions XXIII. As a Householder XXIV. Homeward XXV. In India XXVI. Two Passions XXVII. The Bombay Meeting XXVIII. Poona and Madras XXIX. 'Return Soon' PART III I. Rumblings of the Storm II. The Storm III. The Test IV. The Calm After The Storm V. Education of Children VI. Spirit of Service VII. Brahmacharya I VIII. Brahmacharya II IX.
Of religious training he had very little, but he had that kind of religious culture which frequent visits to temples and listening to religious discourses make available to many Hindus. In his last days he began reading the Gita at the instance of a learned Brahman friend of the family, and he used to repeat aloud some verses every day at the time of worship. The outstanding impression my mother has left on my memory is that of saintliness. She was deeply religious. She would not think of taking her meals without her daily prayers.